rooting reflex

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Related to rooting reflex: Babinski reflex, startle reflex, Tonic Neck Reflex
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reflex consisting of head-turning and sucking movements elicited in a normal infant by gently stroking the side of the mouth or cheek

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Rooting reflex Your baby will search for your breast to feed.
Check the rooting reflex by touching the side of the infant's mouth with a finger, and the infant will move toward the finger.